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Slice of Research

Find out more about our seminar series, Slice of Research, organised by the Doctoral College to help doctoral students share their research with others.

Book on to a Slice of Research session

What is Slice of Research?

Slice of Research is a virtual doctoral peer-to-peer seminar series organised by the Doctoral College. It is an opportunity for doctoral students to practice presenting their research to a small interdisciplinary audience, and for interested doctoral students to find out about other research taking place at the University.

Our Slice of Research seminars take place on MS Teams for approximately 90 minutes. Usually we have three short presentations (10 minutes each) followed by opportunities for questions and further discussion. Our sessions are facilitated by our Doctoral Engagement Ambassadors.

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Upcoming dates

Upcoming seminar dates

  • Tuesday 13 April 2021 15:30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 11 May 2021 15:30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 15 June 2021 15:30 - 17:00

How to book?

Sessions are capped at 20 to keep this a small audience. Please secure your place by booking onto our sessions.

Find out more about the programme and book your place
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Take part as a presenter

Do you want to develop your presentation skills? Do you want to practice before a conference? Do you want to get feedback on your research plans? If the answer is yes then why not consider presenting at a future Slice of Research session.

You'll need to prepare a short 10 minute presentation that can be delivered to a non-specialised audience. It doesn't matter whether you have all your results, you may want the opportunity to discuss something with others to gain a different perspective.

As a thank you for participating we'll even give you a £20 Amazon voucher.

To take part email
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Previous presentations at Slice of Research

Find out more about our previous presentations at Slice of Research.

March 2021

  • Mike Bolt, Politics, Languages & International Studies - ‘I love this country and the things it stands for’. Britain, Britishness and exceptionalism within the rhetoric of David Cameron
  • Lori Elliott, Management - Self-censorship among teaching faculty
  • Jose Muniz Martinez, Management - Bayes and False Discoveries in Finance

February 2021

  • Leen Jabban, Electronic and Electrical Engineering - Adding the sense of touch to upper-limb prostheses
  • Gauthier Fieux, Mechanical Engineering - Vibration cancellation in rotating machinery
  • Lorenzo Giunta, Mechanical Engineering - Augmented Reality to Support Design

January 2021

  • Kate Precious, Politics, Languages & International Studies - Informed, involved, or empowered? Three ideal types of autism policy design in Western Europe
  • Nadege Ade, Social & Policy Sciences - Policy & Universal (Selective) Health (Service) Coverage
  • Georgina Wort, Health - Teachers’ views on primary school children’s physical activity data and the use of innovative wearable technology within schools

December 2020

  • Calum Hand, Chemical Engineering - Identifying high performance materials for sustainable applications, Autonomous Materials Investigation
  • Dan Bowen, Mechanical Engineering - From art to part - Learning from skilled craftsmen in developing new metal forming processes
  • Jon Noble, Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies - Using renewable electricity to decarbonise the chemicals industry

November 2020

  • Amine Moussa, School of Management - Ethical Higher Education Management and its Implications for Employee Work Outcomes
  • Rachel Lees, Department of Psychology - Cannabis use disorders and how we can treat them

October 2020

  • Catherine Hobbs, Department of Psychology - Social cognition in depression: a potential mechanism of antidepressants?
  • Tina Zhou, Department of Mathematical Sciences - Space Weather Modelling
  • Lukas Litzellachner, Department of Psychology - Differences in benevolent personality traits relate to positive relationship quality in romantic couples

September 2020

  • Merran Dunford, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology - Cannabinoids and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Claire Tanner, Department of Biology and Biochemistry - Will loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings become more female bias in Cape Verde?
  • Oscar Bryan, Department of Computer Science - Machine Learning for the detection of unexploded ordnance using Synthetic Aperture Sonar

Find out more

If you have any questions about Slice of Research please contact us.